Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pulut Tai Tai (Nyonya steamed blue glutinous rice)

Pulut Tai Tai is a famous Nyonya kueh (steamed glutinous rice with blue pea flowers), after i made kaya, i quickly made this Pulut Tai Tai to serve with kaya..

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I have a small pot of blue pea flower plant. And i realized that my blue pea flower has more flower petals (about 5 petals) than the normal blue pea flower which only has two flower petals..
Usually i just air dry this flower in open air kitchen..and store dried flowers in a container and keep in the fridge for later use.

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See how i extracted the blue colouring water. I have a mini gas burner, i just use 1 cup to cook these flowers over this burner
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I don't like to over blue this pulut tai tai, just like to see little marble effect..

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Pulut Tai Tai is perfect to serve with homemade kaya..

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Pulut Tai Tai (Nyonya steamed blue glutinous rice)
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

400g glutinous rice, washed and soaked for 4 hours and drained

IMG_3487 copy 250ml thin coconut milk (150ml thick coconut + 100ml water)
3pcs pandan leaves
1tsp salt
20pcs dried blue pea flowers (bunga telang)

Method

1. Lightly wash dried blue pea flowers, add 2tbsp water and cook over low heat to extract blue colouring. Discard flowers and retain the blue water.
2. Put rice, salt, 3/4 portion of coconut milk and pandan leaves in a 8” steaming pan. Steam over rapidly boiling water for 20mins.
3. Remove the steaming pan from the steamer, discard pandan leaves, use a pair of chopsticks to fluff up the rice ( as to cook all rice evenly ) and mix in the balance coconut milk, then sprinkle blue coloring all over the rice (to make marble effect).
4. Return to the steamer and continue steam for another 10-15mins. Taste the doneness of the rice and add more water when necessary and continue to steam until right texture.
5. Pour rice to another clean pan (you may line with banana leaf ) and use banana leaf or any plastic sheet to press down the rice till compact (I actually wet my hands with water and use hands to press)
6. Leave to cool completely. Cut into pieces and serve with kaya.

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50 comments:

sabrina 莎莎 said...

Sonia~
原来蓝花长成这个样。。。
^^ 我一直想做,就是不知哪儿找啊!!
很喜欢吃这道!!配上自制加央,一级棒哦!!!

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Hi Sonia, I have always wanted a pot of blue pea flowers. I think I shall hunt around and see if I can buy it in Singapore as its impossible to buy the flowers from anywhere! Love the kuih, looks delish with the kaya.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

What a beautiful dish! I love glutinous rice but in Japanese cooking it's always with anko (red bean) and nothing else. The coconut milk and the flavor of pandan leaves must be wonderful. And it was really interesting to see how blue pea flowers were used! :)

Yee Ling said...

Awww....that's a beautiful dessert.

eileenlee said...

wow, nice photo, nice flower, nice setting, nice kuih...

like a piece of art.

Simple Person said...

yummy..this is one of my favorite kuih

Angie Ng said...

这是老公的最爱,他差不多每天都买来吃,买到卖糕的安娣跟他也熟络了。
这糕不打算学做,就只有他一人喜欢吃,买比较方便,嘻嘻!
看到你照片的效果心里有点后悔当初的选择,呵呵呵~

Sally said...

这个我也很爱。。。
再说配上自制kaya肯定好吃。。

我曾经种过这篮花,可是被我种到枯掉了呵呵。。
上次去Aunty Yochana那边上课,她还送过我好
多呢。。。

Esther Lau said...

Your blue pea flower looks like a small rose, so beautiful!!!
Pulut Tai tai + kaya = Yummy

joceline lyn said...

我从山中来,带着兰花草。。。。。。
你家的兰花开得很美丽哦!
娘惹糕也做得很棒!很棒!还有那个kaya,一定搭配得刚刚好。

Mel said...

Hello Sonia
I loves this pulut tai tai very much....used to buy this because last time tak tau buat ... wow you plant this flower..good for you because so difficult to find it. Last time I saw Jusco selling a pack of the fried flower... wish i can a piece from you now. Ooorhhhh, I loves your wooden plate...hee...hee....

Angie's Recipes said...

Perfection! The steamed glutinous rice cake looks absolutely divine!

makcikmanggis said...

yum yum tak boleh tahan ma...mesti nak buat petang ni hihi..Kami sangat sukakannya:)

Amelia said...

Hi Sonia, this look yummy. One of the best nyonya kuih. Nice click!

Have a nice day.

Jeannie Tay said...

I love this too, in fact was thinking of making last night but change my mind and just steam the glutinous rice to eat with my ayam golek:D

Janine said...

i love this kuih, especially with thick kaya!

cynmaine's mum said...

Thanks for the recipe. going to try this soon. Delicious

Crystal Loh said...

第一次看见蓝花,原来是长得这个样子。
这娘惹糕点我妈最爱,太赞了

Somewhere in Singapore said...

This is so tempting...

Phong Hong said...

Sonia, yeah lah very nice to eat with kaya. My neighbour got the blue flower but I am shy to ask hee..hee...

zila norazila said...

so yummyy..pic also awsomee..love tht:)

ling yuen chin said...

原来不只我没看过蓝花,原来也不只我在找蓝花的种子啦!

做kuih-muih一定少不了它。这糯米饭一定好吃。。。

kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, so lovely and nice kuih. This is one of my favourite Nyonya kuih.

Anne Regalado said...

Sonia , those steamed kuih are pretty delicious ! If you could throw some over here ?! lol Your blue pea plant looks beautiful !

cquek said...

Really nice shots!

divya said...

looks delicious...

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

aiya, i can never find blue pea flower here!
Yummy kuih and nice photos!

Li Shuan said...

When user the name of the kuih, I tot is kuih for "rich 太太"haha。。。
First time I see blue pea flower as well.... Very beautiful blue flower. Nice tai tai kuih...( haha I prefer to call it this way already) . If one day some rich 太太 invite me for afternoon tea, I must make this ..yes!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Now you made me hungry for some of this! But have to make kaya first, hahaha...

myme said...

Share the same thinking as Li Shuan...hahaha!
I am a 山龟 I never eat this kueh before...must try someday. ^o^

myme said...

Cass,
Kitchen Caper at Geylang Bahru sells the dried flower, about SGD$2.00++ per packet.
http://www.kitchencapers.net/shopstore/bakestore.htm

lena said...

cantik!.. the kuih and your presentation and also the wooden bowl!

Casey said...

This is yummy, one of my favourite kuih.

Keats Markandu said...

Love the blue flowers and the kuih. My favourite too:)Happy Holidays!

TiranaAduka said...

sis sonia
Terasa malu pula diri ini menulis komen dalam bahasa malay.tapi akan daya hanya ini yg dpt dicoretkan.

Suka la blog sis ni. Nice photo.dan looding pun laju..kalau nak ikutkan dgn gambr2 yg byak blog jadi lambt.
Bolehkah kalau tak keberatan berkogsikan cara dan tips.supaya blog tak berat looding.

Maaf sis sonia. TA banyak tanya pula.almaklumlah blogger bru.

Jane Chew said...

Beautiful kuih. Nice pic as well.

My Little Space said...

Oh....you're starting a new pot of blue pea flower. How lovely! So, I can ask for some dried flowers the next time when I need it. haha....
Kristy

ace maxs said...

woooww really nice post, i like it

mui mui said...

Sonia,
I never never pulut tai tai. I like pulut too. Will try this if have time.
Between air drying the blue pea flower in microwave is fast and easy. Just put your blue pea flowers on a piece of kitchen towel separate out single layer. Use 100p microwave 2-3minutes check every minute for the dryness you want.
I use to air dry my curry leaves this way. Hope this help.:)
mui

Nymphadora said...

The real Peranakan Nyonya would say your pulut tekan looks so pucat :P
But it still looks beautiful. No worries.

For those want to buy dried bunga telang (blue pea flower), please let me know. I know someone who sells it.

iceman said...

anyone may buy me this delicious food?

jazz 7171 said...

Hi... i wanna buy blue pea flowers... Pls . ...let me know where.. Need urgently. Thx. Pls SMS to 91767171. Thx

Suan See said...

I love pulut tatai very much. Thks for your sharing. Will try it since I can found the "Bunga Tatai". For those looking for the flower, try to search at FB for Premix Premix.

Anonymous said...

Hi, where can i buy d flower pls.. Can sms to 0124990719.. Tq vry much

Notice said...

Please email sub.liminal@outlook.com
i sell blue pea flowers at S$5 for 20, its seeds for S$5 for 8.
Free shipping internationally:)
Based in Singapore

Notice said...

Hello, I do sell the seeds! Please email me at
sub.liminal@outlook.com , and i will get to you asap:)

curiositykills said...

Hie Sonia, can I ask why do we need to dilute thick coconut milk with water? What happens if we steam the rice using thick coconut milk undiluted?

Another question, freshly squeezed coconut milk, undiluted, gives us thick coconut milk or thin?

Many thanks

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

curiositykills, I dilute the thick coconut because I prefer not too strong coconut and not feel greasy , you can use thick coconut milk, no problem at all. Yes freshly squeezed coconut milk with little water, give you thick coconut milk.

curiositykills said...

Thank you Sonia :)

Anonymous said...

I do have alot free of blue peas flower

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